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Nintendo released Splatoon 3’s Ver. 2.0.0 update on November 29, and as written in the patch notes, the Tenta Missiles were substantially weakened. Now, after some testing, we know just how substantial it is.
The developer of PIEN & PAON plus revealed that the Steam review has determined the PIEN, the monster of the game, is nude. We spoke with the game's developer to learn more about what this means for the PIEN and the game.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s variety of unique trainers has been getting a lot of attention online from fans. Especially all the different student trainers.
Nintendo has revealed the patch notes for Splatoon 3’s upcoming Ver. 2.0.0. This update will add the ability for players to purposely reset their rank. It should result in less players being trapped in Splatoon 3 debtors’ prison.
Rumors regarding the RNG (random number generator) seed being fixed in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet under certain battle conditions have been circulating among players.
An eConstruction machinery event was held in Japan last month. Following the event, construction companies voiced their acknowledgment of esports players, saying, “We have confirmed that the abilities of esports players can indeed be used in the remote operation of construction machinery.”
In the original versions of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, both games start with English text that says, “In a universe of light and dark, where perception is reality…” However, in the Japanese subtitles for Bayonetta 2, the line is different.
A strange phenomenon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet where random half-buried Poké Balls appear on the ground is being reported by players. A common pattern is to see these Poké Balls sitting at the entrances of rooms.
One Pokémon Scarlet and Violet player’s method for easily walking around Pokémon to get the required number of steps for evolution has been drawing attention online.
Players of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have used its sandwich making feature to come up with a game called “Bacon Tower Battle,” where you stack up an excessive amount of bacon strips.
An NPC in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet who will trade you a Haunter has been gaining attention recently. Players are delighted with this virtuous NPC who will trade you a Haunter that isn’t holding any unnecessary items—something that wasn’t the case in some past entries in the series.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have announced that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have sold over 10 million units worldwide in just three days, with over 4 million of those in Japan alone.
A man was arrested in Japan for copyright infringement against Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Games. The suspect illegally copied games from Koei Tecmo Games and Nintendo to a microSD card. The card containing the game data was then sold on an auction site.
Solo game developer SmokingWOLF has released Wolf RPG Editor Ver3. A pro version of the editor was also released for sale in Japan alongside the new update.
An odd bug has been reported in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet where a copy of an evolving Pokémon is displayed during the evolution cutscene.
A technique has been discovered in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to make the player character run faster. The surprisingly simple method involves using the joysticks of two controllers at the same time.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has an issue where player characters’ facial expressions are being locked into place. It has players’ facial expressions frozen in place in a variety of situations, creating some bizarre scenes.
Game creator Masahiro Sakurai released a video about his cat to his YouTube channel and has been receiving an impressive number of views and likes, while even surpassing his recent videos about game development.
One of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s NPCs (Paco) has been earning a reputation online in Japan. The trainer appears in an area accessible early in the game, luring players in with kind words before mercilessly crushing them.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure game by FromSoftware that’s considered difficult even when just playing normally, but one player has now cleared the game while playing on two screens simultaneously with one controller.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violethave been released on November 18. The ambitious new titles incorporate a variety of brand-new features, but shortly after release, there has been a flood of reports concerning performance issues.
An unofficial ranking and matchmaking service for Splatoon 3 called Splarate is now available in Japan. Splarate aims to fill the void of players looking to match with opponents closer to their skill level through Private Battles.
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors office has announced the arrest of game creator Yuji Naka on suspicion of insider trading. While Naka was employed at Square Enix in 2020, he reportedly knew that Dragon Quest Tact was being jointly developed by Square Enix and Aiming. Naka reportedly purchased 10,000 shares of Aiming before this information was made public.
Granzella has started a crowdfunding campaign to fund the development of additional content for the upcoming R-Type Tactics I・II Cosmos. R-Type Tactics I・II Cosmos is a remake of R-Type Command and its Japan-exclusive sequel R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate in one package.

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